America’s Top Pitmasters & Backyard BBQ Pros Are Coming To Tampa
Ticket includes BBQ samples from 20 Cook Teams,
plus a vote for Grand and Reserve Champion
For the love of BBQ
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Meet our renowned Pitmasters
Experience amazing local BBQ and help decide which of the Tampa Bay’s Cook Teams will be crowned best of 2023!
City of Tampa Firefighters
Hillsborough County Firefighters
Tampa Police Department
Team TROMPO KING
Mission Critical Solutions
UP IN SMOKE!
A ROOM WITH A QUE
Eight Eleven THRILLS and GRILLS
Risk It For the BRISKET
Team Rough Riders
Team PRIMO Grills
Team Big Green Egg
Team METAL CRAFT
No better way to spend a Saturday in November. Great BBQ and Awesome Music!
Our Sponsors make it happen, Thank you!
that supports FARA (Friedriech’s Ataxia Research Alliance)
Operation BBQ Relief utilizes a fleet of cooks, mobile pits, kitchens, and volunteers to provide the restorative benefits of BBQ during times of crisis. They provide food to first responders and communities affected by natural disasters, as well as working year-round to combat hunger through initiatives like The Always Serving Project® and Camp OBR™ programs.
The Special Operations Memorial Foundation’s mission is to pay tribute to the selflessness, service, and sacrifice of the United States Special Operations Command and its assigned forces. They aim to recognize their accomplishments, service, and sacrifices to honor, promote, and preserve the distinguished heritage of special operations in our nation.
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FARA, OPERATION BBQ RELIEF, and SPECIAL OPERATIONS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION.
Pitmaster’s Showcase is where we will feature famous, award winning pitmasters from around the country showcasing their delicious BBQ for attendees to sample.
We do not have an opportunity for barbecue vendors to sell food. We do have sponsorships and cook team opportunities.
Yes, there is paid public parking lots within 1-2 blocks from the park. ADA parking is available.
We love dogs, but no dogs will be allowed at the event.
Delicious food samples from the cook teams, pitmasters, and our BBQ partners will be available. Attendees will not leave hungry! Drinks are not included in the GA ticket, but are included in the VIP tickets. Drinks will be available for purchase.
For ease of accessing the BBQ Love Fest, guests are encouraged to travel as lightly as possible. The following items are not permitted on event day:
Bags larger than 12x12x12 inches, backpacks, or wrapped packages
Cameras with lenses smaller than 4” will be permitted, but camera bags will not be permitted.
iPads and GoPros
Binoculars are permitted, but binocular bags are not permitted.
Video or audio recording devices
Weapons of any kind
Bottles, cans, or containers of any kind
Sharp objects, sticks, or poles of any kind
Pepper spray or mace
Coolers or outside food or beverage items
Drugs or controlled substances
Chairs, folding chairs, or any other type of individual chair for use
Large banners or signs, banners or signs with objectionable language, banners or signs on a pole of any kind
No. There is no re-entry allowed.
No outside alcohol will be allowed in the event.
Guests who are obviously impaired will not be admitted through the event checkpoint at the discretion of event management.
You must be at least 21 years old to purchase alcohol. All alcohol sales require a government-issued photo ID as proof of age.
No Identification; No Alcohol.
Yes, see our starting schedule of events.
Why BBQ Love Fest?
BBQ Love Fest was born out of the love of Bar-B-Que, with renowned pitmasters from all over the country. Along with local Cook Teams competing for your vote as who is the best local pitmaster. Mix incredible music all day long and find out how Tampa does BBQ Love Fest.